IELTS word of the day Set 1 word 9
WORD FAMILY: verb
MEANING: to withdraw support from, to stop trying to continue something.
EXAMPLE (verb): The fishermen had to abandon their ship and escape to safety because of the storm.
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Quick test. Is the use of abandon correct in these sentences?
1. There were difficulties in getting enough workers spare parts, so the project was abandoned.Show answer
2. They had to go even though he hadn’t finished, so he abandoned the last of his coffee.Show answer
3. They abandoned the baby outside the hospital.Show answer
4. He abandoned the baby at the child care centre until 4pm and went to work.Show answer